Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trip down memory lane (The people from Group shows, Cartoon Characters and Mascots, part II)

Cartoons and Mascots – Bago si Barney si Denver the last dinosaur muna ang uso, Mr. Bogus na ang pangit pangit, yung mga Trolls na ginawang keychains, Fido Dido, Chucky, TMNT – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Boyoyoy Clowns, Felix the Cat, si Alf, Ewoks!,

Penpen de Sarapen Group – headed by Tita Coney Angeles, Islaw Kalabaw and the kids. Naging pen-pen kid ata si Sarah Geronimo (tama ba?)

Uncle Bob’s Lucky 7 Club – Champion to! The famous Uncle Bob of America invaded Pinas. My sibling Leroy got his 1st TV exposure here. Nag recite cya ng poem.Hehehe.Remember Spanky the Elephant and Pancho?

Coney Reyes – The soap opera queen that time – Coney Reyes on camera. Every Saturday to. Napapanood ko to because of my mom.

Young Love, Sweet Love Gang – Aga Mulach, Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz, Marilyn Villamayor, Vina Morales and Kuya Germs.Die hard fan ang isa sa mga ate ko nito. Soooper crush nya si Aga Mulach that time.

TODAS Group – Joey De Leon, Maribeth Bichara, Jimmy Santos, Freida Fonda, Spanky Rigor

Iskul Bukol Group – Mang Temi, Miss Tapia, Tonette Macho and TVJ

Eat Bulaga Group – TVJ ulit plus come and go faces like Coney Reyes, Christine Jacob, Chiqui Hollman, Helen Vela, Tessie Tomas, Nova Villa, Debraliz and more

Kabayan Noli De Castro – and his famous Magandang Gabi Bayan. Naalala ko, I always look forward sa All Saints Day episode ng MGB about aswangs and multo. Me and my siblings will have chicheria and kumot (pag nakakatakot na) with us habang nanonood.Nag di disappear pa si Kabayan sa end ng show para sa effect, panalo!

Takeshi’s Castle – the original one – Anjo Yllana and Smokey Manaloto.

Love Teams – Gabby and Sharon, Penthouse live’s Pops and Martin, Romnick and Sheryl, Jean and Jigo Garcia, Manilyn Reynes and Janno Gibbs

John and Marsha Family – Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Maricel Soriano, Matutina and the famous donya Delilah

The foreign artists – Menudo, New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, Duran Duran, Spandeuballet (tama ba spelling?), The Wok with Yan Host

To be continued ulit…

PS: Sorry sa mga na miss ko. I can’t remember all, may memory gap na ko e.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trip down memory lane (The famous and infamous people and characters, part I)


It’s really nice to reminisce the good old days. We can’t help but laugh on how we used to be and the things we used to do. Life is so na├»ve and simpler then.It's undeniable that 80’s was one of the best times in my life – being “paslit” and all.

Aminin natin, somehow na mi miss natin yung mga bagay na yun and we wish we could go back dun sa panahon na yun, but we can’t. Kaya lets just savor those precious times and replay them here:


Batibot – my all time favorite children oriented show. Sina kuya Bojie, ate Sienna, Pong Pagong, Kiko Matsing, Ning-ning and Ging-ging. Who could also forget Irma daldal at ang mga chuwariwap nya at si Direk! Nakikita ko pa si kuya Bojie sa TV minsan, si ate Sienna kaya asan na?

Bagets – syempre tinamaan din ako ng bagets fever. Aliw na aliw talaga ako sa movie nila. Aga Mulach, Herbet Bautista, William Martinez, Raymond Lauchengco at ang mga leading ladies like Eula Valdez, Yayo Aguila, Jobelle Salvador. Ang jojologs pa nila dati at sobrang payat pa ni Ms. Liza Lorena dito.Hehehe.

Ang TV – young at heart ako.hehehe. 3rd year or 4th year highschool na ata ako nito.Until college pinapanood ko pa rin to. Crush ko nun si Marnie, the chincky eyed and braced girl na inglisera.

Eh kasi bata – RR Herrera, Kathleen Go Quieng, Aiza Seguerra and LA Lopez – Straight girl pa si Aiza Seguerra dito at asar na asar ako kay LA Lopez na mukhang mongoloid at super duper OA.

That’s entertainment – Na hooked ako dito because of my siblings. Manilyn Reynes, Tina Paner, Joed Serrano, Jestoni Alarcon, Caselyn Francisco, Chuckie Dreyfuss, Ruffa Gutierrrez, etc. May kanya kanyang bet kung sino pinaka magaling na group – Wednesday Group ako!Yikes!

Childstars – Andyan sina Aiza Seguerra, Glaiza Heradura, Lady Lee, Matet,the late Julie Vega, Atong Redillas, Jaypee De Guzman, Nino Mulach, Judy Ann Santos, Sunshine Dizon – ang cu cute pa nila noon!

To be continued…

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Guardian Angels


Para sa mga naniniwala...



· Ieilael (Jan. 6 to 10)
· Harahel (Jan. 11 to 15)
· Mitzrael (Jan. 16 to 20)
· Umabel (Jan. 21 to 25)
· Iahhel (Jan. 26 to 30)
· Annauel (Jan. 31 to Feb. 4)
· Mehriel (Feb. 5 to 9)
· Damabiah (Feb. 10 to 14)
· Manakel (Feb. 15 to 19)
· Eiael (Feb. 20 to 24)
· Habuiah (Feb. 25 to 29)
· Rochel (March 1 to 5)
· Jabamiah (March 6 to 10)
· Haiaiel (March 11 to 15)
· Mumiah (March 16 to 20)
· Vehuiah (March 21 to 25)
· Jeliel (March 26 to 30)
· Sitael (March 31 to April 4)
· Elemiah (April 5 to 9)
· Mahasiah (April 10 to 14)
· Lelahel (April 15 to 20)
· Achaiah (April 21 to 25)
· Cahethel (April 26 to 30)
· Haziel (May 1 to 5)
· Aladiah (May 6 to 10)
· Lauviah (May 11 to 15)
· Hahaiah (May 16 to 20)
· Ieiazel (May 21 to 25)
· Mebahel (May 26 to 31)
· Hariel (June 1 to 5)
· Hakamiah (June 6 to 10)
· Lauviah (June 11 to 15)
· Caliel (June 16 to 21)
· Leuviah (June 22 to 26)
· Pahaliah (June 27 to July 1)
· Nelchael (July 2 to 6)
· Ieiaiel (July 7 to 11)
· Melahel (July 12 to 16)
· Hahuiah (July 17 to 22)
· Nithaiah (July 23 to 27)
· Haaiah (July 28 to Aug. 1)
· Ierathel (Aug. 2 to 6)
· Seehiah (Aug. 7 to 12)
· Reiiel (Aug. 13 to 17)
· Omael (Aug. 18 to 22)
· Lecabel (Aug. 23 to 28)
· Vasariah (Aug. 29 to Sept. 2)
· Iehuiah (Sept. 3 to 7)
· Lehahiah (Sept. 8 to 12)
· Chavakiah (Sept. 13 to 17)
· Menadel (Sept. 18 to 23)
· Aniel (Sept. 24 to 28)
· Haamiah (Sept. 29 to Oct. 3)
· Rehael (Oct. 4 to 8)
· Ihiazel (Oct. 9 to 13)
· Hahahel (Oct. 14 to 18)
· Mikael (Oct. 19 to 23)
· Vevaliah (Oct. 24 to 28)
· Ielahiah (Oct. 29 to Nov. 2)
· Sealiah (Nov. 3 to 7)
· Ariel (Nov. 8 to 12)
· Asaliah (Nov. 13 to 17)
· Mihael (Nov. 18 to 22)
· Vehuel (Nov. 23 to 27)
· Daniel (Nov. 28 to Dec. 2)
· Hahaziah (Dec. 3 to 7)
· Imamiah (Dec. 8 to 12)
· Nanael (Dec. 13 to 16)
· Nithael (Dec. 17 to 21)
· Mebahiah (Dec. 22 to 26)
· Poiel (Dec. 27 to 31)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I-Witness' "Isang paid, Isang Tuka"


Napanood ko yung latest episode ng I-witness entitled “Isang Paid, Isang Tuka”, reported by Jay Taruc.

Kwento ng isang pamilya na umaasa lang sa pagkuha ng lamang dagat na tinatawag na “paid”. Nakaka awa yung bata kasi ramdam at alam nya yung bigat ng problema ng pamilya nila. Sobrang dishearting to see a child crying dahil sa pagka awa sa magulang nya and na forced cya to stop schooling and work so she could help her family.

Instead na naglalaro cya, nagtitinda cya nung laman dagat, masakit pa nun, nakakatanggap pa cya ng mga tukso sa ibang kapwa bata. I found courage in her nung sinabi nya na pinapabayaan na lang niya yung mga nanunukso sa kanila.Yung pag endure ng hirap at panunukso para kumita ng pera is so noble.

The family wanted to go back to Arayat, Pampanga kung saan talaga sila nakatira. They moved barely 4 months ago sa Bataan para magbakasakali. Para humanap ng mas mabuting pamumuhay. Nakikitira lang sila dun sa kapatid ni misis. Walang nakitang trabaho kaya nauwi sila sa pagkuha ng paid sa kalapit dagat para kahit papano ay kumita at hind imaging pabigat.

Dahil nga walang perang pamasahe pabalik ng Pampanga, I-witness helped them go back. They wanted to go back to pampanga since life is easier there and they wouldn’t have to be pabigat to anybody.Akala ko mas magandang bumalik nga sila sa Pampanga.

Nakatira sila sa bundok.Nanlumo ako when I saw their house. Sobrang dilapidated, parang bahay-bahayang gawa lang ng mga bata. Walang ding-ding, walang sahig, isang maliit na dampa lang na ni ulan hindi sila kayang ipagsanggalang.Kailangan pa nilang makitulog sa ibang bahay kapag umuulan.

Yung panganay nilang anak ay medyo blessed. Sa lola nila sya nakatira at nakakapag aral cya. Bukod tanging cya lang ang nakakapag aral sa mga anak ng mag asawa. Sabi nga ng nanay nung bata, ayaw na ayaw pumunta nung panganay na anak dun sa bundok dahil sa sitwasyon nila. Syempre nga naman, mas mahirap ang buhay sa bundok and I guess natatakot cyan a once na pumunta cya dun andun yung possibility na hindi na cya makabalik sa lola nya at mahinto din sa pag aaral and be forced as well do work at an early age.

Napa isip ako, sobrang simple lang ng gusto nilang buhay, unlike us na sobrang naimpluwensiyahan na ng makabagong pamumuhay. All they want is a home and food to eat. Simple things to survive.Ang bigat din ng pakiramdam kasi alam ko yung sitwasyon nila pero wala akong magawa.

Life is really unfair, but then I cannot question God for the kind of life we all have because I know there’s a purpose for that. I can only pray that someday, somehow, the sun will shine fairly to them, I hope.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Young Blood - Pornphan



By Jesus Rafael B. Jarata
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:19:00 10/14/2008

Nobody in class likes her. Every time she asks a question, even if it can be answered by a simple yes or no, her classmates just rudely ignore her.

But Pornphan still tries to be in with the group. If her classmates laugh at some hilarious blunder or absurdity, she also giggles, unmindful that the joke and laughter would soon be turned on her. But even when she feels embarrassed, she still tries to flash a brave smile.

I don’t know what keeps her going. At her age of 10, she should be running in a playground with friends chasing her under the heat of the sun, or she should be in the company of kids dressing up Barbie Dolls and paper dolls, or in an imaginary parlor pretending to be little hairstylist or manicurist, or in an imaginary market playing the role of a chatty food vendor selling cold juices made from crushed red bougainvillea flowers and leaves.

But I also cannot blame her classmates completely for behaving so coldly and roughly toward her. After all, they are still children, and Pornphan seems out of place with her Grade 5 classmates who are quite surprisingly much too concerned with the Barbie culture: how they look in their uniforms, accessorized with colorful headbands and sling bags.

Pornphan’s family is poor and it is her bad luck to belong to a class of well-off, bratty children. She comes to school in a dirty white blouse tucked into a pale blue crimp skirt, with an ordinary rubber band knotted in her usually damp hair and in an old pair of leather shoes. And she has a cheap pink stroller bag and wears a cheap yellow rubber wristwatch. How could a prosperous kid of her age like her?

Her skin is dark. She has long fingernails accented by black grime hiding underneath them. She is so small that you could almost mistake her for a Grade 1 pupil. She is skinny, disheveled, undernourished and almost pathetic.

But her eyes never show hopelessness. Carefree and cheerful, she is active and lively. And she loves making fun of some things, as if the world never laughs at her.

Pornphan is smart and has a sense of responsibility and leadership. That is why the class adviser gave her the special task of looking after their “special” classmate.

I am amazed by how Pornphan and this special kid can get along so well. They are the best of friends, and the teachers admire Pornphan for giving up her own “normal” happiness to play with her “special” classmate all the time. In the classroom, they are seated together and Pornphan acts as her tutor. During lunch, they share each other’s meal. They seem to find solace in their special friendship. They live every day in their own special universe, out of reach of the menacing arms of normal and harsh beings.

For Pornphan and many others like her, life is a constant struggle not just for survival but to belong. It is always a difficult journey for someone who looks unusual, unsightly, underprivileged and neglected.

I feel sorry for Pornphan who has to endure living in a place where being different is, to some people, intolerable and unforgivable. I admire her for her audacity in always standing up after being pushed down by the crowd. And I adore her for her eagerness to please others and to belong even if her efforts always prove futile.

But I wonder how she can discover her possibilities when her peers won’t even give her a chance to establish a human connection.

Jesus Rafael B. Jarata, 21, is a teacher at Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University in Thailand.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

An Appeal From UP Alumni - From Ricky Lo's Philstar Column


Dear Alumni.

UP High School in Cebu is in danger of being phased out.

The school performs a very important service to the community.

By only admitting poor but very bright students (sons and daughters of farmers, street vendors, maids, fishermen, drivers, janitors, etc.), the school provides them a chance to grow, learn and be educated “the UP way.”

The Cebu Provincial Board has already passed a resolution opposing the planned closure of UP Cebu High. The City Council will pass its own resolution soon.

Your alumni board is also preparing a resolution and a manifesto of support for the continued existence of our alma mater. We will be asking for your signatures soon enough.
Meanwhile, let us continue to be vigilant.

Officially, the approval of the Bachelor/Master in Education (BBE-MBE) program is critical for the high school’s existence. However, the underlying issue is still resources.

Currently, UP Cebu is finalizing its four-college university plan and consequently, the building infrastructure plan. We have to make sure that the high school continues to be part of these plans, as they go through each level of the UP bureaucracy: Execom, Dean, UP Cebu, Chancellor, UP in the Visayas, Advisory Council, President and, finally, Board of Regents.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Justice Denied, Again

Kita mo nga naman how they implement the justice system in the Philippines. Sabi nga ng mommy ni Maureen Hultman, “this is the highest form of injustice” and I agree with her on this.

I wasn’t expecting such move form the government about this. Considering the so many wrong moves they did before.Pag may pera at impluwensiya ka talaga, kayang gawin kahit ano, kahit pa milyon milyon ang napatay mo sa mundo.

Matalas ang mga pananalita ng mommy ni Maureen Hultman nung interview sa kanya via phone patch sa balita. Halata mo sa kanya ang sobrang galit at pagka dismaya. Halatang hindi sila nagsisinungaling when they said na wala silang alam sa ginawad na executive clemency kay Teehankee, taliwas ito sa pahayag ng gobyerno na noon pa man ay alam na ng mga Hultmans ang tungkol dito.

Eto pa, nakakatawa yung mga ibang ininterview, naturingang mga opisyal ng gobyerno e kung magsalita parang iniwan yung utak sa bahay. Kahit mga bobo matatawa sa mga sagot nila.

To whoever Ambassador Teehankee, brother ni convicted Teehankee murderer – baka nakakalimutan mo nung sinabi mo na your brother suffered remorse, anong tawag mo sa ginawa ng brother mo sa mga inosenteng tao? Ligaya? Gago ka ba at hindi nag iisip kung ilang buhay ang sinira ng kapatid mo? Kung gaano nag suffer si Maureen Hultman? Mababalik mo ba ang buhay ng mga napatay ng kapatid mo? Ang mga pangarap nila? Ang karapatan nila na mabuhay? Ang sakit na dinulot nito sa mga naulila nila? Ambassador ka pa naman. Hindi kailan man matutumbasan ng ano mang hirap ang buhay na kinitil ng kapatid mo.

To one of the Teehankee lawyers, I forgot his name, kasi its not worth remembering stupidity – gago ka rin nung sinabi mo na nabayaran na ng mga Teehankee ang mga Hultmans kaya karapat dapat lang na mapalaya ni cya. Mangyari sana sa iyo ang nangyari sa mga biktima ni Teehankee, tignan ko lang ang mararamdaman mo. Walang kahit ano mang halaga ang katumbas ng buhay ng tao.Wala.At walang bearing ang nagawa ni Teehankee Sr. sa bansa para mabigyan si Teehankee Jr. ng pardon, kagaguhan ang ikumpara ang mansanas sa bulok na mansanas, hindi magka lasa yun.Sana hindi ka taga UP. Ikinahihiya kita!

And yes, to the government officials, sana mas magkaroon kayo ng compassion to those who really suffered and deserving of that pardon. Andaming bilanggo na gaya ni Teehankee ay may karapatan din na mag bagong buhay gaya ng paliwanag nyo. May mas naghihirap pa na preso kaysa kay Teehankee pero ang kaibahan lang wala silang pera at kapangyarihan para ibigay sa inyo. Hindi dapat paboran ang criminal ng mga walang ka malay-malay na tao. Two counts of reclusion temporal and one count of reclusion perpetua. Reclusion temporal’s charge is 17-20 years imprisonment and reclusion perpertua is around 40 years. Paano nyo masasabi na he already served more than half of his sentence, kalahati ng sintensya nya is around 40 years (simple math, kahit grade one kayang sagutin, nakaka 17 years pa lang cya minus the 4 years probation.Galing nyo sa math ha! Dinaig nyo pa ko sa kabobohan sa numbers.

Ayan tuloy, parang in years time lahat ng mga controversial and influencial convicts e makakatikim na ng inaasam na kalayaan and those who have nothing will be left to suffer.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tawanan Muna Tayo

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Have you seen a person with a killer smile, innocent eyes, sweet face, irresistible body and devastating sex appeal?
Sa Tagalog:
"Nakita mo na ba ako?!"


"When you want to make a difference… subtract."

In a normal person, the heart beats 70 times a minute, 100,800 times a day, 40 million times a year! During a single day, a ventricle pumps about 11,000 quarts or 265 million quarts a lifetime.
RELEVANCE? Ang SIPAG ng heart!
Pero… shit! Tanga naman…


"Hindi ako DINOSAUR! Hindi! Hindi! Hindi!" – THESAURUS

"Hindi lahat ng almusal ay nakabubusog." – SERMON


Adora: Mare, kumusta ang sexlife ninyo ni pare?
Lourdes: Parang suweldo sa opisina, tuwing kinsenas at katapusan lang. Kaya madalas na bumabale ako sa mga kaibigan niya!


HONEYMOON…
Groom: Hon, ok lang bang pasukin ko ang hindi pa napapasok ng iba?
Bride: Ha? Hindi kaya mabingi ako?


Misis: Bakit gabi ka na?
Mister: Pasensya na. Nagyaya ang officemates ko. Nagkainuman lang.
Misis: Lasing ka, ‘no?!
Mister: Hindi!
Misis: Anong hindi?! Wala ka namang trabaho, paano ka nagkaroon ng officemates?


"Biktima rin kami ng abortion." –BALUT


"Hindi lahat ng klase ng dugo, pwedeng i-donate." – REGLA


Honeymoon…
Groom: Hon, bakit malungkot ka? Hindi ka ba masaya na pinakasalan kita maski dati kang GRO?
Bride: Iniisip ko lang, hon… tuwing magtatalik tayo, hindi mo na ako babayaran. Sayang din kasi…


Kapag maraming nang-aaway sa ‘yo, tawagin mo lang ako at sabay nating sabihin…
"Kapangyarihan ng taba, taglay ay mantika! Kambal na biik, kami ang… SUPER PIGS!"


"Ganyan ba talaga ang tingin mo sa akin? Kailangan mo lang ako kapag nag-iinit ang katawan mo?!" – THERMOMETER